Hosted at University College Cork (UCC), Cork, Ireland, The Irish Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research has local impact with a global reach.

INFANT is answering the international need for research and innovation to improve health outcomes for mothers and babies.

Across pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood, INFANT is solving challenges through its key research themes.


Making pregnancy safer for mothers and babies


Improving health outcomes for newborn babies


Advancing the health and well-being of children

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Call for PhD fellowships open for medical, dental, surgical & veterinary trainees interested in research careers!

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👨🏼‍⚕️Check out this baseline assessment conducted by Dr Cathal O'Connor as part of the SPINDLE study

💡Assessing SleeP IN infants with early-onset atopic Dermatitis by Longitudinal Evaluation

🔎Learn more about the SPINDLE study here: http://infantcentre.ie/spindle/ @oconnorcathal1 @UCC

📣Check out this paper by INFANT researchers

💡Early cerebral hypoxia in extremely preterm infants and neurodevelopmental impairment at 2 year of age: A post hoc analysis of the SafeBoosC II trial


#UCCResearch @UCC #hypoxia @NICUchris @DempseyGene

📢Machine Learning Competition!!

🎉€2000 PRIZE!!!

🔎Apply Now!!:

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Best of luck to two @UCC research teams Neurobell and pHetalSafe who are competing in the Healthy Mom & Baby Innovation Competition 3.0 from Parkview Health, in collaboration with @MATTERhealth, you can register to join virtually here: https://www.linkedin.com/events/healthymomandbabyinnovationcomp6935238973858480128/ #uccinnovates

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